of Thomas Massey. He d. June 28, 1856 and his widow d. in Gardner Township, Saugamon Co. They had seven children. VI.704. John Maltby, b. ca. 1800/01, of Springfield, Illinois.
V.271. Lydia Maltby, b. June 2, 1777, (Jonathan 4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Judge John Larrabee, he b. July 22, 1766, at Plainfield, Conn. She was his 2nd wife. His first wife died April 3, 1803. Lydia d. Mar. 28, 1812 (Ref. Saco Valley Settlers). Note. This date possibly was "March 1814." He married a third wife and he died Mar. 29, 1847, at Shoreham, Vermont.
According to Miss Mary A. Francisco (8) Lydia Maltby had four children.
Mr. Edward L. Baker writes: "I remember that my Aunt once told me years ago that her grandmother, Lydia Maltby, the wife of John S. Larabee, was married in Vershire, Vt. when twenty-seven and died when thirty seven. She left two living children: Sarah (Morris) and Martha Washington (Baker).
She was always frail and sensitive and when a young girl she had a lover, a Boston youth, to whom her parents objected. They kept her locked in her room three months so that she could not see him."
It seems impossible just to record this pitiful story and the inhuman treatment shown--but words fail the compiler to make any adequate comment. "Stranger, please pray for the peace and repose."
Children: VI.705. Martha Washington Larrabee, b. Mar. 11, 1806, Shoreham,VT. VI.706. John Larrabee, b. Apr. 3, 1808; d. May 8, 1808. VI.707. Sarah Ann " b. Apr. 23, 1809; m. Mr. Morris. VI.708. John M. " b. Dec. 13, 1811; d. Aug. 12, 1812.
V.272. Jesse Maltby, b. Mar. 28, 1782 (Jonathan 4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). His birth is given by descendants as: "March 29, 1789."---this may be a baptismal record. He mar. (1) Sally Warner, in 1809. She was a niece of General Seth Warner of Rev. War fame.** She died in 1809, giving birth to a daughter who died and was buried with her. He mar. (2) in 1817, Sylvia Hazzard, b. Mar. 31, 1791; died Feb. 7, 1846, aged 49. She was of Rutland, Vt. (Record written by Harrison (6) Maltby and loaned the compiler by Mrs. Frederick Maltby Hoblit. (Louise Maltby (7)). ** see p. 191.5
Charles (6) Maltby, wrote: "Jesse's farm adjoined that of his Father. In 1816, Father" (Jesse) "visited Tompkins County, New York, and made arrangements for the purchade of a farm, on his return he met in Rutland, Vermont, our Step Mother, Sylvia Hazzard and they were engaged to be married on his return to his purchase in N.Y., with his family of two boys.
They were married in the winter of 1817. I think in February, as I recollect, we made the journey in a sleigh. I was then six years old, you," (Harrison, his brother, to whom he was writing) "past four. I may not be exact about the dates, but must be nearly correct.
I have recollections of our home in Vermont. The House and farm; going to Church with our parents. The Pews, the parson in the Pulpit. (Congregational Church) going to school with our Mother's